November 18, 1998

I am glad I am not Catholic. This is the one John Waters film that I will not let my Catholic friends watch. Not because I believe in sacrilege and not because I respect Catholisism. In fact, I am pretty biased against it. I just want my Catholic friends to continue to be my Catholic friends. And if they knew I loved this film, they might not.

This film goofs on the whole Charles Manson thing. Divine is blackmailed into thinking she’s the one who committed the Tate-LaBianca murders. After getting a ‘Rosary Job’ in a church, she has visions. Divine is raped twice in this film – first by a bunch of glue huffers in an alley and second by a 30 foot lobster (a tribute to Salvador Dali?). My favorite part is when the Infant of Prague leads her to the sanctuary of the church.

Scratch that. Really my favorite part is when Jesus performs the miracle of the loaves and the fishes with loaves of Wonder Bread and cans of Starkist Tuna.

Year – 1970
Rating – X
Runtime – 90 minutes
Genre – John Waters
Director(s) – John Waters
Writer(s) – John Waters
Actor(s) – Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I want to perform acts with you, Mr. David!" - Bonnie (Mary Vivian Pearce)